Publish date: 1st December 2011
We're delighted to announce that, thanks to the open minded attitude of two of the UK's most forward thinking lenders, Saffron Building Society and Hanley Building Society, we've been able to develop new mortgage products that can accomodate the changes made by the Government to SMI benefits.
These Societies will be offering mortgages across their respective areas. In the case of the Saffron Building Society this covers: Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, London, Kent, East and West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The Hanley Building Society is coming on board on 1st January 2012 and they will enable us to extend our coverage across Staffordshire, Derby and Wolverhampton.
This 'local coverage' concept is something we're keen to extend with other like-minded lenders, enabling us to offer home ownership opportunities across England and Wales once more. Watch this space...
That's not all though. We've recently been collaborating with Protected Tomorrows, a US based pioneer of innovative life planning services for people with a disability and we've launched a brand new business, MySafeFuture, to bring their unique process over here to the UK. Click here to find out more!
We were delighted to see that MySafeHome has been mentioned in one of the Government's National Disability Strategy papers.
Monday May 31st is the tenth anniversary of the BBC Panorama programme that exposed the horrific abuse taking place at Winterbourne View.
Learning Disability England and Housing LIN are writing two guides for NHS England to help people with disabilities to find the right home and they are seeking success stories.